Don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing

From Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington the message is powerful.  “Makes no difference if it’s sweet or hot, just give that rhythm all you got!”  Great advice for life as well as for music. The people of Puerto Vallarta understand this well and that is one of the things that attracts so many tourists and expats to the shores of Banderas Bay.

Music, food, the genuine friendliness and creativity of the people of the area are in full swing on our wonderful farmers market days.  Market days begin again in November at the park at Olas Altas and Lázaro Cárdenas in the Zona Romantica home of the beautiful mosaic project created by Natasha Moraga with the participation of Vallarta visitors and residents. Market day is Saturday beginning Nov. 3. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle’s beautiful Marina holds their market on Sunday’s beginning November 4.  They both begin at 9:00 in the morning and last until 2:00 in the afternoon.

Stalls filled with incredible locally made and grown foods including cheeses, honey, breads and produce; gorgeous fresh flowers to cheer up your tables at home; stylish frocks of cheerful colors and prints to sport around town; jewelry made of natural materials and inspired designs are just a few of what you can choose from.  Artisans from all around display baskets, traditional Mexican Milagros, handcrafted vases and objete d’art that will thrill your friends and families as holiday gifts as well as decorate your homes.

As if that weren’t enough, you can enjoy all varieties of good foods prepared right on the spot by local chefs. The traditional soup of hominy and chicken or pork called Pozole, Spanish Paella, fresh tamales, super hot dogs and many other dishes will tempt you as you shop.

Talented local musicians present a wonderful variety of music from the flamenco guitar music of Tatewari  (kicking off the new market season November 3 at Olas Altas and November 4 at La Cruz) to show music from offerings by our many outstanding entertainment venues.

Grab your market basket and start your day with the tradition of sharing joy with your neighbors and stocking up on natural, locally produced items made with love and dedication.

Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah!